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The Geography program develops and strengthens your ability to interpret and explain the occurrence, spatial distribution, and interrelationships of the Earth's physical features and social elements.

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Urban Studies

Urban Studies is a broad interdisciplinary program designed to provide an integrated understanding of the social, political, economic, environmental and cultural processes that shape urban life.

Earth Science

Earth Science

Earth Science is the study of the materials that make up the Earth and the natural and human processes that shape the landscape.

Royal Canadian Geographical Society College of Fellows

Congrats Dr. Ryan Burns!

Dr. Ryan Burns was elected to the College of Fellows at the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, a privilege shared by many household names, including Margaret Atwood, Alex Trebek, Justin Trudeau, and Roger Tomlinson.


Interested in graduate studies?

Explore our thesis and course-based graduate programs and certificate.

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Thesis graduate programs

We offer students the opportunity to undertake thesis-based graduate studies leading to MA, MSc and PhD degrees. We also offer international students the opportunity to come to our department as Visiting Students.


MGIS Program

The Master of Geographic Information Systems (MGIS) is an advanced course-based program with an independent research component renowned for its successful development of GIS professionals and academics.

Mapping Alberta project

Certificate in Geospatial Information Technology

Get a career edge – learn how to integrate geospatial technologies in your work and your future career.

News and Announcements

2023 Faculty of Arts Killam Award winners

Congratulations to the Killam Award winners from the Faculty of Arts

UCalgary prof in partnership to help reduce boreal forest disruption from oil and gas exploration

Academics, industry and government in Boreal Ecosystem Recovery and Assessment project push for seismic line solutions

Call for submissions: First Annual Faculty of Arts holiday card

All undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit their artwork by Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, 11:59 p.m.

Early-career ocean professionals evaluate Canadian marine carbon sink and emerging field of ocean carbon removal

Group including current and former UCalgary grad students found baseline for marine carbon uptake

Calgary’s water woes means lush lawns will have to go: UCalgary hydrologist

Current city water restrictions point to a more frugal, grass-free future, says water-supply researcher Tricia Stadnyk

In the Media

In the News Brent Else, Geography, in Arch Magazine

When Your Science Lab is a 6,000-tonne Icebreaker

In the News Ryan Burns, Geography, in The Conversation

Why Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge is missing the mark

In the News William Holden, Geography, in Al Jazeera English Online

10 years after Haiyan, are mangroves protecting Philippine coastal areas?

In the News Stuart Harris, Geography, in Rumble

We're headed towards another glaciation

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